“There are always uncertainties ahead, but there is always one certainty–God’s will is good.” -Vernon Paterson
Pastor Nataniel Bronner once told a story about the first man who was able to walk across Niagra falls and he stretched a rope all the way across. He is called the great Blondin.
He said, “Blondin walked across Niagara falls and there was this crowd of people all around, waiting to see this daring man walk across Niagara falls.“Blondin walked across Niagara falls, turned around and walked back. Then, Blondin walked across again, took a rope, dropped it down in the falls, pulled it back up with a glass of water, drunk the water, walked on across and walked on back, and the crowd just went wild. ‘Blondin! Blondin!’
The crowd just went crazy. Then, Blondin put on a blindfold, took some blankets and wrapped it around him, walked across Niagara falls with a blindfold with blankets wrapped around, turned around, walked back across.
The crowd lost it. They just went to cheering, ‘The Great Blondin! Blondin!’ They lost it. Women just fainted at The Great Blondin. And then the Blondin, again, he took a wheelbarrow, put a stove in the wheelbarrow, pushed the wheelbarrow to the middle of Niagara falls, lit the stove, made an omelet, ate the omelet, pushed it onto the other side and then came back with the wheelbarrow.
When Blondin did that, the crowd went to another level. They were just chanting, ‘Blondin can do anything. Blondin The Great! The Great Blondin! And then, Blondin beckoned for them to quiet down. It took Blondin about ten minutes just to get the crowd quieted down so Blondin could speak. And when Blondin had gotten the crowd quieted down, Blondin asked them. He said, ‘Do you trust me?’ and the crowd roared up again. It took him another five minutes to get to them. ‘Yes, we trust you, Blondin! You can do anything! The Great Blondin! So, it took him another five minutes to get the crowd quieted down.
And then, Blondin said, ‘All of those who trust me, come forward and I want to volunteer to ride across in the wheelbarrow.’ And everybody went quiet.”
You see it with your head, but you don’t believe the top is fixed in your heart. See, the people trusted Blondin in their head. Their logic told him that the man could push a big stove across in the wheelbarrow, stop in the middle, light the stove, cook an omelet, and eat the omelet. Logic told them. Their head told them that if Blondin could do all of that, that Blondin could carry them safely across and back, their head told them that, but their heart did not trust Blondin.
In our life, our head and our word tells us that GOD is great all the time but one season of problem and tribulation make us doubt the goodness of God. God say, DO YOU TRUST ME? We’ve praised and shouted when we are living in abundance but can we put our all in the hands of God in times of crisis and suffering?
Pastor Nataniel Bronner further mention that sometimes, when God wants to take us to another level, he will send us on a leap of faith and he will say, “Do you trust me? I have been gracious to all of you.”
We should take time to trust our lord. We must roll our burden on him and he will return our problems into blessing.